Santa Ana Accident Lawyer

Santa Ana is located in Orange County. It is the political center of Orange County. Santa Ana is also the second most populous city of Orange County. The city flower is the Hibiscus, and its tree is the Jacaranda.

This city is the 57th most populous city in the United States. In fact, Santa Ana is the fourth densest populated city behind New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. According to the 2010 census, Santa Ana had a population of 324, 528. Population density was approximately 11,793 per square mile.

Before Spaniards came to California, Santa Ana was inhabited by the Tongva, Juaneño, and Luiseño. In the 1770s, the Spaniards came to the Santa Ana area. Friar Juniepero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana. In 1810, Jose Antonio Yorba was granted land included much of Orange County. Santa Ana was included in this land. Yorba named his ranch, Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana.

In 1869, William H. Spurgeon, from Kentucky, bought a portion of the land from Jose Antonio Yorba’s descendants. This land was Santa Ana. Santa Ana was incorporated in 1886. Three years later in 1889 Santa Ana became the political center of Orange County. Spurgeon was the father of Santa Ana. He opened a small genera store, became postmaster, and was the first mayor. Spurgeon also brought public transportation and water to Santa Ana. He built and paid for a road for easier access to Anaheim. In 1869, he dug a well and created a small water tower to supply the Santa Ana resident with later. Spurgeon dedicated his life to building Santa Ana.

In 1906, the Pacific Electric Railway was extended to Santa Ana. This contributed to Santa Ana’s population boom around this time. By the 1950s, the train ridership declined. The route was eventually abandoned and removed. Around the same time, the Santa Freeway was opened in 1953.

Santa Ana experienced another population boom, after World War II. The Santa Ana Army Air Base was built as a training center, during the war. After the war, many veterans moved to Santa Ana with their families.

Recently, Santa Ana has been focused on revitalize the downtown area. Santa Ana had lost some business, and these renovations were meant to encourage business development. The Santa Ana Artist’s Village was created to bring artists and young professionals to the downtown area. In 2009, Santa Ana reopened the historic Yost Theater.

Santa Ana has a high car accident rate. The large population and high density of people contribute to driving difficulty. Santa Ana has four freeways that pass through the city limits. These freeways also contribute to the accident rate. In 2009, there were 11 fatal accidents. There were a total of 11 fatalities. 26 people were involved in these accidents, and 9 of these people were pedestrians. In 2008, there were 14 fatal accidents. 21 vehicles were involved, and there were 15 fatalities. 10 of these fatal accidents were caused by drunken drivers. A total of 33 people were involved in these accidents. 6 of these people were pedestrians. These fatal car accident rates are misleading. The actual car accident rate is much higher because these numbers do not take into account non-fatal accidents.

Congested freeways often contribute to car accidents. The four freeways that pass through Santa Ana are all very congested. Interstate 5 is the major north south Western freeway. It connects many of the major cities on the west coast. These cities include San Diego, Seattle, Los Angles, and Portland. This freeway is one of the most congested freeways in the nation. California State 55 also passes through Santa Ana. This freeway is located solely in Orange County. It is frequented by many commuters. There was a fatal accident on State Route 55 in 2008 and 2009. California State Route 91 is a major east west freeway in Southern California. It can be a quite congested freeway during rush hour. Many commuters from the Inland Empire and Inland Orange County use this freeway to commute to major cities in Orange County, such as Irvine and Santa Ana. California State Route 22 is another east-west highway that passes through Santa Ana. It runs through Southern Los Angeles County and Northern Orange County. State Route 22 connects Long Beach and Orange, and it is commonly known as the Garden Grove Freeway. Although these freeways did not have many fatal accidents, car accidents often occur on these freeways.

The majority of Santa Ana’s fatal accidents, in 2008 and 2009, occurred on busy main streets. There were two fatal accidents on Westminster Boulevard. Three fatal accidents occurred on Edinger Avenue. Four fatal accidents occurred on 1st Street. McFadden Avenue had two fatal accidents. There were two fatal accidents on Harbor Boulevard. West Segerstrom Avenue had had one fatal accident. There were many more fatal accidents that occurred on smaller streets. Santa Ana is a very populated city. There are also many businesses located in Santa Ana. The large number of residents and commuters contribute to the high accident rate. Santa Ana also has a thriving nightlife. There are many popular bars in Santa Ana. In 2008, 10 of the 14 fatal accidents were caused by drunken drivers. The combination of drunk drivers and busy streets is deadly.

Car accidents are traumatic experiences not only for the victims but also for their family and friends. The recovery process is long and difficult, and damages can be quite extensive. Fortunately, there are many legal resources available to help victims through this difficult time. An expert car accident lawyer can help you seek damages for any loss of income, medical bills, car bills, and more. With the help and guidance of a car accident lawyer, you will be able to seek justice.

Here at the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi, we have handled countless cases. Our expert Orange County Car Accident Lawyers will guide and support you through all of the complicated legal proceedings. Each case is important to us. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. There will be absolutely no charges until your case is won.